- October 04, 2010
- Northwire Inc.
October 4, 2010 - Northwire Technical Cable introduced EcoPower, an environmentally friendly power cord that is halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) (PVC free) and UL 62 approved. EcoPower is flexible, durable and guaranteed to perform in harsh environments. Custom EcoPower Cords and Cables can be designed to ship in five days or less with no minimum order length or quantity requirements.EcoPower Halogen Free Flame Retardant cables and UL-approved power cords are engineered to withstand abrasion and extreme temperatures (-50¬∞C to 105¬∞C). They resist oil, abrasion, kinks and marring. They pass 850 cycles when tested to UL abrasion test 1510, and are VW-1 and FT-2 rated for finished cable. EcoPower is available in black and custom colors and in retractile cord configurations.Northwire offers free design and prototyping services to encourage customers to explore innovative solutions. Specialized staff members help customers navigate complex national and international standards, agency compliance, environmental regulations and electrical, ergonomic and aesthetic requirements."The EcoPower Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant UL 62-approved Power Cord jacket material provides an ecologically aligned alternative to traditional PVC and other materials," says Katina Kravik, chief executive officer of Northwire, ‚ÄúEcoPower does not contain phthalates and complies with current and future regulations‚Äîexceeding the requirements of many applications for which it was designed." EcoPower UL 62-approved power cord and cables are ideal for medical devices, computers, consumer electronics, aerospace, marine and shipboard, transit and other applications where the protection of people, the environment and equipment from toxic and corrosive gas is critical."Northwire, a woman-owned company, is ISO 9000:2008 certified and is engaged in professional company-wide certifications by Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management and American Society of Quality. The company‚Äôs quality control laboratory is a certified testing facility for CSA under ISO 17025. This laboratory subjects the company‚Äôs cable products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush and temperature. Northwire also maintains various UL, CSA, IEEE and MSHA approvals and works closely with suppliers to offer RoHS-compliant materials.